Traveling for the Holidays with Your Dog

Traveling for the Holidays with Your Dog If you are traveling during the holidays, you may want to take your dog with you. Here are some tips on how to travel with your dog: 1. Before You Travel: Check with your vet that your dog is healthy enough to travel. Check with the airline about approved carriers and rules of travel based on the size of your dog. Get your dog microchipped. Make sure your dog is caught up on all necessary vaccinations. Make copies of all of your dog’s medical records and relevant documents. 2. What to Pack: Copies...[Read More]

It’s a Wonderful Time of the Year!

It’s a Wonderful Time of the Year! The holiday season is upon us and all of us at Aussie Pet Mobile are wishing you and your family and all of your furry friends an outstanding holiday season.  Our pets give us unconditional love with no strings and that is a very special thing.  All they want from us is to love them back and care for them.  They are completely dependent on us for their basic needs, food, shelter, medical care, cleanliness and emotional stability. Thousands of households will add a new pet to their families this holiday season.  If...[Read More]

Turkey and Sweet Potato Meatball Dog Treats

Turkey and Sweet Potato Meatball Dog Treats Ingredients: 1 lb Ground Turkey 1 Egg 1 Sweet Potato 1 Cup Quick Oats 1 ½ tsp. Cinnamon 2 tsp. Honey 2 Tbsp. Fresh Parsley Directions: Bake or microwave potato until soft. Take the skin off of the sweet potato and scoop insides into a large bowl. In a food processor or blender, combine parsley and egg until parsley is well chopped and blended with the egg. Add egg and parsley mixture to the sweet potato bowl. Add turkey, oats, cinnamon, honey and parsley to the large bowl. Mix ingredients with a spoon...[Read More]

Tips to Avoid Litter Box Problems with Your Cat

Tips to Avoid Litter Box Problems with Your Cat Getting started with a litter box can be a long trial and error process. As a cat owner, you want to have as much litter box success as possible. Here are some tips for litter box success: Choose the right box. Take into account the size of your cat, age and privacy preference while choose a box. Some cats do not like having a hooded box and prefer to be out in the open. Research the best box for your cat’s personality before buying. Choose the right litter. There are many...[Read More]

Do’s and Don’ts for Sharing Thanksgiving Dinner with Your Dog

Do’s and Don’ts for Sharing Thanksgiving Dinner with Your Dog Want your dog to share in your Thanksgiving fun? Here are some tips for what you can and cannot feed your pup from the Thanksgiving table.   Feed: Turkey Pure Pumpkin Plain Yams Sweet Potatoes Plain Carrots Plain Green Beans Plain Potatoes Plain Cranberries   Do Not Feed: Alcohol Bones Turkey Skin Nuts Grapes or Raisins Onions and Garlic Chocolate Scallions or Chives.   Be careful and aware of what your dog is eating while your guests are over. Keep an eye on the table or keep your pet in...[Read More]

Stories of Hope Among Tragedy

Stories of Hope Among Tragedy During the fires in Santa Rosa, we were awakened to evacuation orders within 1/2 mile on either side of us. We were very fortunate and our house was spared. Thus far we have heard from 4 clients whose dogs awakened them in time to grab the family and the dogs and evacuate. All of their houses burned to the ground. We have many clients who have lost their homes, and we are always amazed at their spirit and hope when they share their stories. We are so relieved they are all safe. The second day...[Read More]

Safe Halloween Tips for Your Furry Friends

Safe Halloween Tips for Your Furry Friends Keep your furry friends safe during the spookiest night of the year by taking some basic safety precautions. Keep all halloween candy out of reach. Halloween candy and wrappers are very dangerous for your pets. Use caution when opening the door for trick-or-treaters. Halloween is a prime time for dogs to run out of the house out of fear or excitement. Consider keeping your pets in another room while opening the door or keeping them on a leash during the trick-or-treating excitement. If you keep them in another room, turn on music and...[Read More]

Salmon and Sweet Potato Cat Treats

Salmon and Sweet Potato Cat Treats Ingredients: 1 (14 oz.) can wild-caught salmon 1 1/2 cups sweet potato, baked and mashed 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats 1/4 cup fresh parsley Silicone ice tray Instructions: Combine salmon and sweet potato in a large bowl. Break up larger pieces of salmon as your combine the two. In a food processor, pulse together oats and parsley until finely ground, then pour into salmon sweet potato mixture. Fold everything together until incorporated, then spoon mixture into the ice tray. Freeze for at least 2-3 hours and then serve to your kitty as a special...[Read More]

How to Introduce Your Dog to Your New Baby

How to Introduce Your Dog to Your New Baby Bringing a newborn home means adjustments for the whole house, including the dog. There are a few ways you can prepare your dog to welcome the new baby with open paws. Before Baby is Home: Focus on training before the baby is born. If your dog could use some practice in basic training, now is a great time to start. Either practice at home with some basic commands or consider enrolling in a training class. Let your dog adjust to new smells. As you start to gather new baby gear, allow...[Read More]

Sometimes Ya Just Gotta Scratch

Sometimes Ya Just Gotta Scratch The weather is starting to change for the new season. With the changing weather many people keep their pets inside more.  More time around your pet means that you’ll be more aware of their movements and habits.  You may notice their smell more and be more conscious of things like shedding, licking and itching!  Aussie Pet Mobile can certainly make a big difference in combatting pet shedding.  We have a great de-shedding treatment.  Licking can be a response to dry or itchy skin or it may be a part of your pet’s comfort zone.  Just...[Read More]

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